Sunday, March 29, 2015

TradeSkillMaster AppHelper



Hey guys,

Quick post just to let you know that there's a new official TSM module out to help support updating the in game addon prices via the TSM App. The new module is necessary to get the data from the most recent version from the app, and will be essential moving forward. I've added it to my download package for the TradeSkillMaster Suite, and if you want to learn more and/or leave feedback about the new app, you can do so on this thread from The Consortium.

Don't forget to manually update AuctionDB and Wowuction (they will show as modified). Having old versions will cause errors! 


Cheers,
Phat Lewts

Friday, March 27, 2015

WoW Token Coming Out Soon.™

So Blizzard has officially announced that the WoW Token is coming out Soon.™ I thought they announced that already, but this soon is sooner than the last soon, by pure fact that it happened later in time. If you want to read the official Blizzard post, you can find it here.



Price Per Token
So Blizzard finally released their starting price per token, $20 USD, and the rough equivalent depending on your local currency. This is not all too surprising, and to me seems a fairly reasonable number to increase profits. They will once again be using American servers as the guinea pig, and releasing it there first. It's going to be interesting to watch that's for sure. Blizz has announced they would be determining the price, which if they weren't having independent auditors from some major accounting firm come and analyze it, well duh Blizz! I myself have just had my 6 month sub renew about a week before the original announcement, so I will be observing the price at first, and waiting to buy at an optimal time. I've got until the end of August...

Monday, March 2, 2015

The WoW Token - Gold for Game Time


As I discussed in my previous post, Blizzard is toying around with the idea of releasing a game time for gold option. Today they released a more in depth post about how they're planning to implement it. If you want to read the post in it's entirety, you can find it here.



The Gold Maker's Summary
If you (quite like me) only care about how this effects the avid gold maker, not the average player buying the token to sell for gold, it's pretty cut and dry. The tokens can be bought from the Shop (in game or otherwise) for $$$, and are worth 30 days of game time. Blizzard has not specified for how much real money (TBD), but one would think somewhere in the $15 range. 

I believe Blizzard's true motivations in doing this will show when the pricing comes out. Right now they're claiming it will cut down on illegitimate gold selling and stealing of accounts. To me if they price it over $15, Blizzard will be making a statement, because they will now be making more than they previously would have had the player who uses the token straight out paid for their subscription, and their true motivation - money, not to improve the game environment - will be clear.  

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Transmog List Update March 1st, 2015

Once again, I've updated my transmog list. You can find the updated list here, or by clicking the button at the top of the page. I've been reevaluating the groups every month or so, you can give credit to this particular update to Cryan:


Anyway, the groups are reorganized to the most recent TSM Global Market Prices, and sorted accordingly. As always, with these new groups, ignore the defunct group, as it has dropped below my lowest threshold (or not if you really don't want to).

Mog on!



Cheers,
Phat Lewts

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